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Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


 

Charleston

Raised to date:
$100,481
Our goal: $425,000
 
Cannon Park
261 Calhoun Street , Charleston, SC 29401
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 AM
 
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Registration: 8:00AM  |  Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Cannon Park
261 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
 
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Register your little superhero (ages 1-10) in the March for Babies Superhero Sprint! We know your little one will enjoy being a superhero for a day! (superhero's cape included)
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Join us on April 28, 2018 at Cannon Park in Downtown Charleston as we Hope, Remember and Celebrate! Nearly 4 million babies are born in the U.S. every year, and each one needs us. The money you raise will be a lifeline for moms and babies near you and across the country. Join more than 1,500people at the Charleston walk in support of moms at every stage from preconception to post-delivery with research, programs and education—and it all comes together with a celebration at March for Babies on April 28, 2018.
 
 

EVENT PROGRESS* - Raised: $100,481 *(As of Friday, Apr 20, 2018)

Raised: $100,481

 
Top fundraisers
 
1
Yakisha Bookard
$2,953
2
Meredith Repik
$2,797
3
Alana Ronnquist
$2,576
Top family teams
 
1
Team Nash Potatoes
$6,050
2
Team Christopher Reid
$3,141
3
Little Autumn Rose
$1,554
Top non-family teams
 
1
Robert Bosch LLC
$5,919
2
MUSC - Neonatology
$4,162
3
Atlas Technologies
$3,044
 
*The total amount displayed reflects the amount on the team or personal fundraising progress bar. If the progress bar is not displayed on the team or personal page, the team/person won't be displayed on the leaderboard. Leaderboard totals reflect cash and checks marked "received" on the online sponsor form as well as credit card and PayPal donations. Team captains can enter as cash and mark "received" any money raised through promotions, such as bake sales and casual days and any sponsorship money paid to the March of Dimes, on their team's online form. Record all donations on your online sponsor form before you turn in cash and checks to the March of Dimes!
 

Our ambassador

 
 
 

The Ronnquist Family

 
This year's Ambassador Family, the Ronnquist's, participate in March fro Babies in memory of their son and brother, Nash. Mom, Alana went in to labor and Nash was delivered by emergency c-section. He weighed 1 lb 10 oz and was 11.5 inches long. He appeared to be doing surprisingly well for a 24 weeker, and they spent every moment possible at his bedside. Over the course of the following days and weeks, the extent of his lung complications become clear. In addition to receiving three doses of surfactant and being on a ventilator, he was prescribed nitric oxide after being diagnosed with persistent pulmonary hypertension. Any little thing could set off an episode of pulmonary hypertension and he would require more and more oxygen. There were days that he required 100% oxygen and he still wasn’t circulating it properly. He also fought through various infections (sepsis, pneumonia, etc.), but somehow he continued to hang on and fight. He would look at mom and dad when they went to his bed side, he grabbed their fingers, responded to their voices, and loved kangaroo time. His team of doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists worked tirelessly to give him the best possible chance given the challenging circumstances. Eventually, after 55 days, Nash could not fight anymore and passed peacefully in their arms on November 24th, 2015. Now Nash is a guardian angel and big brother! On March 20, 2017 at 37 weeks and 1 day, the Ronnquist's welcomed their beautiful rainbow baby, Maia. She weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and was 20 ¼ inches long. She experienced no breathing difficulty, no jaundice, no problems whatsoever! She is amazing and healthy, and they are so grateful for the care we received that allowed us to bring her safely in to the world.

Rewards

 
$100
- Official March for Babies event t-shirt
$100
- Early Bird! raise $100 online by Feb 28 and receive a picture frame magnet
$250
- March for Babies fashion tote OR leather journal + event t-shirt
$500
- March for Babies computer backpack OR picnic blanket tote + event t-shirt
$500
- Personalized "Why I Walk" sign displayed on the walk route
$1,000
- Champion for Babies hat + round beach towel OR yoga mat + event t-shirt
$2,500
- Champion for Babies hat + Igloo Cooler OR terri hoodie + event t-shirt
$5,000
- Champion for Babies hat + travel duffel OR insulated jacket + event t-shirt
$10,000
- Champion for Babies hat + sport couch OR Under Armour jacket + event t-shirt
 
 

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